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palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
exude - flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
shrewd - clever; astute
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
trickle - flow in drops or in a thin stream; N.
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
pretext - excuse
waive - give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim